Quilt for Moira
This is the quilt I made for my own baby, who was born this year. I got the pattern from Tessellation Quilts by Christine Porter.
I loved how it looks so interesting when it's a really simple pattern. We didn't find out what gender we were having before hand, so I decided to make it from bright bright colors. The comic print was bought at the Pacific International Quilt Festival last year. Most of the rest of the fabrics were bought at Quilters Studio in San Carlos, CA. My favorite fabric in the quilt is the Linux programming print (black background, green, blue and white letters). My husband works with computers so it seemed perfect.
This was my first time doing anything other then a plain border, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I don't have a design wall yet, and the pattern was so complicated that I had to lay it out on the guest bed, where my dog couldn't walk all over it, and sew one set of strips at a time together. It was exhausting to waddle between the guest room and the sewing room every 30 seconds, but my midwife pointed out that it was good exercise.
The quilt is twin sized, and I didn't quilt it myself. I decided to have the long arm quilter at Quilters Studio do it because I was sure I wouldn't manage to finish it myself in the month I had left before she was born, which turned out to be a really good idea because she was a week and a half early.